Thursday, April 25, 2013

Runaway Sweetheart

This is a Chinese drama and it has the same theme as Hana Kimi and To The Beautiful You. Only, all along, the guy knew that she was a girl. This drama is a romantic comedy. It has a lot of comical moments and its mainly to make a person laugh. But there is so much eye candy in this drama! It is very light-hearted and there are a lot of expressions or moments that are exaggerated. The main lead was very good looking (the male).

Personally, I didn't like some of the acting because it just felt really fake. So it's up to you if you want to watch it and decide if you like it or not. I didn't exactly like the acting especially for the main lead (girl) because she always seemed so awkward and making these strange comical faces. Anyways, here is the synopsis:

         Ah Fei is a track runner. He attends a school where there focus a lot on athletics. However, when one day, he decided to not run at the race, this made his fan Serena/Xiao Lei very nervous. Insisting on attending school with Ah Fei and helping him continue running and helping him not give up, she disguises herself as a boy and stays in China. There she makes friends and she even has some people who want her to leave the school. Coincidentally, she happened to be Shan Han Fei's (aka Ah Fei) room mate. Ah Fei knew at once that she was a girl. Thank goodness, a drama where the main lead actually knows and is smart enough to notice. However, she was able to fool others and Ah Fei kept quiet that he knew her identity.
          He became touched overtime and fell for her because of her personality and the way she always encouraged him and believed in him. She also began to like him. Her best friend Chai Ge also was questioning his sexual orientation for a while until he found out that she was a girl. Chai Ge is a bit of a dork and afterwards found his own match in love.  Ah  Fei and Xiao Lei had a lot of cute moments where they had small arguments, took care of one another, and had their happy and depressing moments together. 
             In this school, with all sorts of relationships going on and Xiao Lei's secret that she's trying to keep hidden. There are relationship issues between the "prince" and "princess" of the school because the girl was Ah Fei's ex-girlfriend. As all this is going on, someone is blogging about what is going on within the school and spreading rumors. In this drama, you'll be entertained for sure. I also found it sweet how Ah Fei didn't really care about outer appearance but more for inner appearance because when he was dating the princess of the school, she wasn't as pretty when she was younger because of her weight yet he never cared about that (it was the girl that dumped him for giving up track and then wanted him back afterwards)
Very interesting drama!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Easy Fortune Happy Life

           This drama shows the power of love and family. It was inspiring in its own way as you watch how the selfish and horrible characters slowly change into people more human and understanding. It is a very interesting drama, to me, at least. I had moments where I hated how despicable the main male lead was but I liked how the bad characters changed. It was a satisfying drama.

         This love story begins with the grandparents of our main characters. The grandmother, Huang Chun Xiang, had saved a young hunter when she was a young girl with herbal medicine. He promised that he would come back for her and left afterwards. She waited years for the man to come back but he didn't and eventually raised her own family. However, she still had this hope that he would come back for her. It just so happens, that now, with them all grandparents, chance brings the grandson of the man and the granddaughter of Huang Chun Xiang together.
         The grandfather got into a car accident and had heart issues. The entire family of the grandfather pretended to be depressed, sad, and worried when they all just wanted the grandfather to die so that they can inherit the money and the company. The grandfather is the founder of a successful pharmaceuticals company and just when the whole family wanted to give up hope on their grandfather (to get the money), the granddaughter named Xie Fu An happened to be there and gave some of the herbal medicine to the grandfather, saving his life.
         Then when accidents occur and the grandfather finds out what happened to the grandmother, he felt a little bit guilty of never coming back. Upon that, the grandfather swears to give his fortune to the man who marries the granddaughter of Huang Chun Xiang. The whole family begins a search so that they'd get the inheritance. The villagers (neighbors) were worried that they were trying to take advantage of Xie Fu An and gave them a picture of another girl (to their horror). However, it was soon found out that they were trying to find Xie Fu An and not the misleading picture. This starts the whole search for Xie  Fu An. The grandfather's grandson Yan Da Feng definitely wants to get that fortune. As the family finds the girl and tries to get on her good side and so forth, none of them expected the girl to start changing their vulture-like personalities. Yan Da Feng definitely didn't imagine that he would end up falling for Xie Fu An. There was another man in this drama who liked  Xie Fu An but he gave her up so that she could be happy. The ending was satisfying and it is truly great to see them go from, "Oh, when is that old man going to die?" to actually being a loving, caring family towards one another.      
        It was a good drama and you see how people can change for the better and that if you don't....karma.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

19 (movie)

This was a Korean movie that I actually found quite interesting. Yes, I'm a bit late...but I still watched it. It has Big Bang Top and Seungri in this movie and they did a pretty good job.

        When a girl, that all three of our main characters knew, died, they were the suspects for murder. The people interrogating them almost seemed to push all the blame on them, framing them as the murderers. In their anger for they were innocent, all three of them ran out of the interrogation room and ended up running away from the police. These three had different backgrounds and lives and ended up meeting one another in this situation.
        They believe each other that they are not the murderer of the dead girl. In order to prove their innocence, they begin to learn from one another and try to find out the true murderer. These three never asked each other's names until the very end for they felt names, age, school, and so forth didn't matter about them as a person. However, they became close with one another, finding out the meaning of life, goals, love, and friendship. They learn from their experience as they find the true murderer and running away from the police. Throughout their journey, they form a friendship and also begin linking clues together from what they knew of the girl before the girl died.

This was a good movie about coming of age and also being a teenager and growing up in this situation. It was an interesting movie and it is recommended for all of you to check it out, if you haven't.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Werewolf Boy movie

        This movie was absolutely amazing. It was a very innocent yet touching movie. It didn't have a lot of lovey-dovey skinship nor did it have any kiss scenes. But it was special and fascinating in its own way. It had the same impact as a movie would if it had all the kiss scenes. I felt that the love the boy had for the girl was unconditional, it was sort of like how a dog gives his/her owner unconditional love and it made it just feel fascinating, beautiful, and special.


This was a fantasy romance film considering the guy was kind of like a monster since he didn't age and could turn into a wolf boy. However, he was innocent, kind, loyal, and basically harmless towards people. He was just a very calm sort of person. So I shall begin my synopsis of this movie. 
          At the start, you see an elderly woman living in the United States, and she receives a phone call about the sale of her old home in the country side in South Korea. She goes back to South Korea and with her granddaughter Eun Joo, they drive to the countryside and stay for the night at the house. They reach the house and  Eun Joo says that the house looks scary and the grandmother begins the story back to the time when she was beautiful and young like Eun Joo. The grandmother's name is Soon Yi.  
          She recalls back to 1965 when she, herself, was still a teenager. Soon Yi had just moved with her mother and sister to a country house for her health (she has problems with her lungs). Her father had passed away and so a guy named Ji Tae had bought the house for them. Ji Tae is the arrogant son of the business partner of Soon Yi's late father. One night, she notices a shadow in the outhouse, and gets freaked out. Yet she went to go check it out and got startled by this figure that ran outside. She didn't know what it was. According to their neighbors, the previous owner of that house used to raise wolves in the outhouse before he had died. 
        The next day, while doing laundry, she notices a messy boy and appeared to be homeless and acted like a dog, growling, eating messily, and also couldn't talk. The boy was probably around nineteen years old and he was just different from others. His body temperature was 46 degrees Celsius, his blood type was unidentifiable, and he couldn't read or speak. He behaves like a dog or a beast. Soon Yi's mother was kind hearted and didn't want to go through all the problems with paperwork and so she allows the boy to stay with them and names him Chul Soo (the name her husband would've given to a son if they had one). They suspected that he might've been a child orphaned in the Korean War. 
         At first, Soon Yi is annoyed with Chul Soo. He was messy, strange, and a bit scary. However, she got closer to Chul Soo by training him according to a dog training book. She starts off with, "Wait," so that he could wait patiently before a meal and without being messy when eating. She begin to teach him how to wear clothes and other human behavior and tried teaching him to write and speak. She  began to have some feelings towards Chul Soo and Chul Soo responded with loyalty, unconditional love, and attention for she was the only person who actually helped and showed him affection. The two begin to have some feelings of love between one another. 
        Ji Tae likes Soon Yi and begins to cause trouble throughout the movie afterwards. Chul Soo let his instincts take over him and he even shifted into the beast within him. In fear that he may get caught and then killed, they went into the woods. There Soon Yi told him to go away or else he would be killed. She had to slap him, yell at him, and throw things at him even if it hurt her. In order to save the life of Chul  Soo, she made a promise to get him to hide from the other people, saying: "Wait for me. I'll come back for you." 
       After all these years, now that she was an old lady, she finally made her return to the countryside. Now, her granddaughter, Eun  Joo looks the way the grandmother did when the grandmother was a teenager and noticed someone outside staring at her. The grandmother afterwards saw Chul Soo again and he didn't age either. She understood that he had waited for her to be with her and he had learned to read and speak. They couldn't be together though and that was the heart-wrenching part. 
        However, this movie was beautiful, inspiring, and just perfect even without kiss scenes or a lot of skinship that you normally see in romance movies/dramas. This was just a very innocent movie and I recommend you all try to watch this.